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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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New attacks target Jews in France

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 13:33
related places: Paris, Toulouse

A French Jewish official urges vigilance after a reported assault on a Paris schoolboy, the latest anti-Semitic incident reported since the Toulouse murders.
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Judges seek E Guinea head's son

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 10:29
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Two French judges request an international arrest warrant for the Equatorial Guinea president's son on money-laundering charges, reports say.
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Job-loss woman wins train payout

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 17:05

A court orders French rail firm, SNCF, to pay a commuter 1,500 euros (£1,250) compensation after delays cost her her job.
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Strauss-Kahn's lust 'not a crime'

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 16:14

A lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn predicts that a French pimping case against his client will collapse.
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French police have Toulouse video

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 9:43

French police obtain video footage filmed by Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in Toulouse, after it is sent to the al-Jazeera TV station.
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Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 6:48
related countries: United States United States

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal fight in France and the US
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VIDEO: Strauss-Kahn in sex ring charges

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 2:39

Former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is facing charges in France over alleged involvement in a prostitution ring.
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Strauss-Kahn may face sex charges

Monday, March 26th 2012, 21:52

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, faces possible charges in France over an alleged prostitution ring.
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Sarkozy bars militant preachers

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:17

Nicolas Sarkozy plans to clamp down on militant Muslim preachers entering France, as the country's presidential election looms.
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VIDEO: Napoleon theme park planned

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:00
related places: Montereau, Paris

A theme park based on Napoleon is being proposed in Montereau, south of Paris, the scene of one of Napoleon's last victories.
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French election irrelevant in poor suburbs

Monday, March 26th 2012, 5:26

In France's poor suburbs the presidential race is an alien issue
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VIDEO: Toulouse killer's brother charged

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 19:44

The brother of the man who killed seven people in south-west France in recent weeks has been charged over the murders, judicial sources say.
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Merah brother charged over deaths

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 18:34

The brother of Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in south-west France, has been charged with complicity, judicial sources say.
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Police quiz 'proud' Merah brother

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 17:16
related places: Paris

A brother of Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah denies helping him mount his deadly attacks in Toulouse and Montauban, a police source says.
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French teacher 'in Merah tribute'

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 21:13

A teacher in France is suspended over claims she asked pupils to hold a minute's silence for gunman Mohamed Merah, reports say.
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PM defends Toulouse murders probe

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 14:20

French PM Francois Fillon says there were no grounds for arresting Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah before he shot dead seven people.
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Europe's space freighter launches

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 7:36
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Kourou

Europe's ATV space freighter blasts off from Kourou in French Guiana on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Europe's giant space freighter lifts off

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 5:54
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

Europe's giant space freighter, which is delivering supplies to the International Space Station, lifts off from French Guiana.
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The Louvre is most visited venue

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 2:57
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris was the most visited art museum last year, according to the Art Newspaper.
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Toulouse gunman killed by sniper

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 19:38
related places: Toulouse

A police sniper shot and killed the gunman who carried out a spate of murders in southern France, prosecutors say, after a 32-hour siege.
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VIDEO: French Muslims react to death of gunman

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 16:53
related places: Paris, Toulouse

French Muslims in Paris react to the killing of the Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah.
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Hermes bags record 2011 profits

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 15:46
related places: Hermes

French accessories maker Hermes reports a record rise in profits, the latest luxury goods firm to be doing well despite the global economic gloom.
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VIDEO: Toulouse inquiry: Did gunman act alone?

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 12:58
related places: Toulouse

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has appealed for unity following the dramatic end to the siege in Toulouse.
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VIDEO: Gunman dead as French siege ends

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 12:38
related places: Toulouse

A police siege in the French city of Toulouse has ended with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, the French interior minister has said.
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VIDEO: 'He jumped from window firing a gun'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 11:31
related places: Toulouse

A police siege in the French city of Toulouse has ended with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, the French interior minister has said.
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French gunman siege 'nearing end'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 10:37
related places: Toulouse

The siege of a gunman suspected of seven killings in southern France is nearing an end, police sources say, with AFP reporting he has been killed.
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France gunman 'set to kill again'

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 20:47
related places: Toulouse

French prosecutors say the Toulouse shooting suspect, now surrounded in his flat, planned more killings and admits being trained by al-Qaeda.
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Blast at Indonesia Paris embassy

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:12
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Paris

French police are questioning three suspects in connection with a bomb blast outside the Indonesian embassy in Paris.
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Toulouse victims buried in Israel

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:03
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Toulouse

The funerals of the three children and a teacher shot dead by a gunman in the French city of Toulouse are held in Jerusalem.
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Toulouse gun suspect under siege

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 12:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Toulouse

Police lay siege to a flat in Toulouse and are negotiating with a man suspected of killing seven people in southern France.
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VIDEO: French shooting suspect under siege

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 6:32
related places: Toulouse

French police searching for a gunman who has shot dead seven people have laid siege to a flat in Toulouse.
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French killer 'may strike again'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 18:46

The gunman who shot dead seven people in the south of France knows he is being hunted and is likely to strike again, the prosecutor says.
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Camera 'clue' to French manhunt

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:20

The suspect in the killings at a Jewish school in France was wearing a camera and may have filmed the scene, say officials, as the manhunt intensifies.
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VIDEO: Huge manhunt after French attacks

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 13:39

France mounts a large-scale manhunt over fatal shootings at a Jewish school linked with the killings of soldiers, as schools observe a minute's silence
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Huge manhunt after French attacks

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 10:19

France mounts a large-scale manhunt over fatal shootings at a Jewish school linked with the killings of soldiers, as schools observe a minute's silence.
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Monday, March 19th 2012, 23:22
related places: Toulouse

French police say one of the guns used in a fatal shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse was also used in the killings of three French soldiers.
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Ten contenders in French election

Monday, March 19th 2012, 17:46

Ten French politicians have been confirmed as candidates in the 2012 presidential election, one of the most closely fought in decades.
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Killings at French Jewish school

Monday, March 19th 2012, 16:42
related places: Toulouse

Three children and a teacher are shot dead by a gunman at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse - it is being linked to shootings last week.
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VIDEO: School shootings shock France

Monday, March 19th 2012, 12:39
related places: Toulouse

A gunman on a scooter has opened fire on a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing three children and a teacher, police say.
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Libya demands handover of Senussi

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 15:18
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Libya asks Mauritania to hand over Col Gaddafi's former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi, also sought by the International Criminal Court and France.
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Thousands celebrating Grand Slam

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Welsh fans are celebrating a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years after Wales beat France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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Wales 16-9 France

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 16:30

Wales clinch a third Grand Slam in eight years as they edge past France at a delirious Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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France killings spark uniform ban

Friday, March 16th 2012, 17:37

Service personnel in south-west France are reportedly told not to wear military uniforms outside barracks, after paratroopers are shot dead in Montauban and Toulouse.
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Wales want to win it for Davies

Friday, March 16th 2012, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mervyn Davies' death gives Wales added motivation for Saturday's Grand Slam tilt against France, says backs coach Robert Howley.
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Depardieu on 'smug' Strauss-Kahn

Friday, March 16th 2012, 9:34

French actor Gerard Depardieu reveals he signed up to play former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn because he is "arrogant and smug".
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Soldiers shot dead in French town

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:02

Two soldiers are shot dead and a third is wounded after an attacker on a scooter opens fire near a military base in south-west France.
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Abidal to have liver transplant

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 14:16

Barcelona confirm that their French international defender Eric Abidal is to undergo a liver transplant.
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Warburton boosts Wales Slam bid

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Sam Warburton overcomes his knee injury in time to lead Wales in Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam match against France.
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North Koreans perform in France

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Paris

A North Korean and a French orchestra perform together in a concert in Paris, led by renowned South Korean conductor Chung Myung-Whun.
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France recall fit-again Yachvili

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Dimitri Yachvili is back at scrum-half as France make six changes to face Grand Slam-chasing Wales in Cardiff.
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Film director Schoendoerffer dies

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 17:47

Oscar-winning French documentary-maker Pierre Schoendoerffer dies at the age of 83.
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French far right looks west for votes

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:29

France's far right looks west for new voters
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UK review for French Connection

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fashion retailer French Connection says it is reviewing its UK store operations after reporting a sharp fall in profits.
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Le Pen to run in French election

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 13:25

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she now has enough support to run for the presidency as Nicolas Sarkozy edges ahead in the polls.
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UK 'puts energy in French hands'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Four

Four senior UK environmentalists tell the prime minister Britain's nuclear plans will effectively hand control of energy and climate policies to France.
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Sarkozy 'in tomato prank apology'

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 21:03

French President Nicholas Sarkozy apologises to a policewoman after his teenage son apparently threw a tomato at her.
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Sarkozy threat over open borders

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:59

President Nicolas Sarkozy tells a campaign rally that France will withdraw from Europe's open borders agreement unless illegal immigration is tackled.
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France 22-24 England

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:57
related places: Paris

England score three tries as they become the first side to win a Six Nations match in Paris since 2008.
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Britain's Wiggins wins Paris-Nice

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 14:26
related places: Nice, Paris

Bradley Wiggins triumphs in the final time trial stage to become only the second Briton to win the Paris-Nice race.
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French comics artist Moebius dies

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:55
related places: Paris

Jean Giraud, widely known as Moebius and one of France's leading comics artists, dies in Paris at the age of 73.
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England call up winger Sharples

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:36

England call up Charlie Sharples to replace injured wing David Strettle against France in Sunday's Six Nations match.
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Polish PM denies Hollande boycott

Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:57
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk denies snubbing French Socialist election candidate Francois Hollande in favour of Nicolas Sarkozy.
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French question Breivik's father

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 17:41
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

The father of Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik is questioned by French and Norwegian police investigating the attacks in which 77 people died.
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Sarkozy to quit if he loses vote

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 15:52

Nicolas Sarkozy says he will give up politics if he fails to be re-elected president of France.
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Mexico judge backs Cassez release

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican judge proposes the release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, whose 60-year sentence for kidnapping has been the source of friction with France.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy: Too many foreigners in France

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 22:56

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has said there are too many foreigners in France - and pledged to halve the number of immigrants arriving if he is re-elected later this year.
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French breast implant boss jailed

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 10:36

Jean-Claude Mas, the head of the French implant supplier at the heart of a global health scare, is jailed for not paying his bail.
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France 'has too many foreigners'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 6:47

French President Nicholas Sarkozy says there are too many foreigners in France, and defends his plan to halve new arrivals if he is re-elected.
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French PM prompts religious row

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 20:24

Muslim and Jewish groups react with dismay after French PM Francois Fillon suggests the religious slaughter of animals is out of date.
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VIDEO: Skiers film French avalanche

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 13:40
related places: Savoie

Skiers at a resort in the Savoie region of France escaped injury when an avalanche plunged down the St Francois Longchamp mountain, at the weekend.
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France 17-17 Ireland

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 17:02
related places: Paris

Ireland end France's Grand Slam hopes by securing a draw in an entertaining and keenly fought Six Nations match in Paris.
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VIDEO: Edith Bouvier returns to France

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Homs, Paris

Two French journalists who were caught up in shelling and smuggled out of Homs into Lebanon have been flown back to a military airport outside Paris.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy praises rescue mission

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 23:24

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy thanked all those involved in the rescuing of freelance reporter Edith Bouvier and photographer William Daniels.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy hides in bar to avoid protest

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 22:25

Hundreds of angry protesters have booed French President Nicolas Sarkozy, forcing him to take shelter in a bar as he campaigned in the Basque country ahead of April's presidential election.
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Sarkozy hides in bar amid protest

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 20:14

Protesters mob French President Nicolas Sarkozy as he campaigns for re-election in the Basque country, forcing him to take shelter in a bar.
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Abu Nidal members ordered jailed

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 17:39
related countries: Greece Greece

A French court sentences in absentia three ex-members of the radical Palestinian Abu Nidal group to 30 years in jail over a deadly attack on a Greek cruise ship in 1988.
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Profile: 2012 French candidates

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:51

Left, right, centre, green - France's presidential hopefuls
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France defeat Germany in friendly

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 23:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bremen, Chelsea

Chelsea's Florent Malouda scores as England's Euro 2012 Group D opponents France stun Germany 2-1 in Bremen.
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'I worked in Homs makeshift hospital'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 21:10
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Homs

French surgeon tells of operating in Syria's besieged city of Homs
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Ikea 'paid for police files'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A French newspaper claims that Swedish furniture giant Ikea has paid for illegal access to police files on its staff and customers.
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'Race attack' sparks French row

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 13:47

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen condemns a reported far right attack on a prominent broadcaster who challenged her on TV.
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Sarkozy orders new genocide law

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Armenia Armenia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy orders his government to draft a new law punishing denial of the Armenian genocide after a top court strikes down a previous bill.
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